Sug GRR (therealsugshady) wrote in thequestionclub,

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a few apartment appliance questions, and a wedding question

We moved into an apartment, and since the beginning, the dishwasher hasn't wanted to clean ANYTHING besides silverware. We're mainly putting plastic (Ziploc containers and "dishes to go") dishes and cups, knives, and silverware in it. Only the silverware escapes unscathed- the dishes won't come clean and something white (the detergent?) is always caked on. There are dried water spots on EVERYTHING besides the silverware. I can clean the dishes before I put them in, and they still come out with residue and water spots. I'm pretty much at my wits' end, because washing everything before it goes in to get rid of food and drink, and then washing everything when it comes out due to fierce water spots takes a LOT of time.

My mother has suggested that maybe the water piped into the dishwasher isn't hot enough (the water in the shower doesn't get really scaldingly hot, nor ice cold), and my boyfriend and I have wondered if the pressure is hard enough (though two or four of the containers always up-ends, leaving us with water to pour out.)

We have tried doing the normal wash, the water saver wash, heated dry on and off, and Cascade powder and liquid. I don't know what else to try! DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY IDEA WHAT'S GOING ON?!

Is it OK to line the bottom of the oven with aluminum foil? The box of foil says it's a no-no, but the oven a) wasn't clean when I moved in, and b) isn't self-cleaning in the first place. Will the foil catch fire and burn the place down or something?!

Are there any rules as to what to wear for a summer wedding? It's my brother's wedding, but I'm not really in the ceremony. I realize I shouldn't wear white, because that's for the bride, but are there any other things I shouldn't wear? Anything I should make sure to wear? The ceremony will probably be inside, but it's in the Midwest so may be a bit humid.
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